Employment Services

Employment Services


Employment is key to financial self-sufficiency. For that reason most applicants and recipients are required to participate in a variety of employment activities. For more information about jobs and employment services, select a link to one of our partners.

Employment & Training Center
Cattaraugus-Allegany Workforce Investment Board
New York State Department of Labor
America’s Job Bank

Job Search Assistance

Up-to-date information about local and regional jobs is posted in our waiting room. Information regarding jobs in other regions and states is available.

Employment Counseling

Applicants and recipients can receive help to complete employment applications, prepare a resume, improve interviewing skills, and more. These services are generally provided through the County’s Employment & Training Center.

Job Readiness Skills

Classes are held regularly. Topics include personal appearance, communication skills, interpersonal skills, time management, balancing work and family, and more. The Department of Social Services and the Employment and Training Center share in the provision of these services.

Employment Subsidies

It can be difficult to land that first job. For that reason, we can generally provide employers with financial assistance during a new worker’s training period, creating a win-win situation for the business and the worker.

Post-Employment Services

Support is available to those who get jobs, including case management, literacy services, GED classes, and help to upgrade to higher positions. Most recipients are required to participate in these services.